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Parents of a former Boise charter school student are suing the school because they say administrators created a hostile school environment by failing to adequately respond after their daughter reported she had been sexually assaulted by another student.  The lawsuit was filed in federal court against Sage International.  In the lawsuit, the parents say the school violated a federal law that prohibits discrimination in schools on the basis of sex.

Lawmakers in Congress have advanced a proposal to strip protections from gray wolves across the U.S. amid a push by Republicans for broad changes to the Endangered Species.  It signals growing frustration among Republicans over court actions restoring protections for species that government scientists declared to be recovered.

The city of Meridian is the latest municipality in the state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho's Legislature has so far refused to pass a bill that would add such protections to the state's human rights act. But since 2011, 14 cities have taken action.

The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to build a workforce training center. The grant was announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise estimates the project could help create or retain 550 jobs.

Officials at North Idaho College are considering adding two sports to the college's athletic programs, possibly including men's baseball and women's wrestling. NIC Vice President for Student Services Graydon Stanley said if the programs are approved they would begin no earlier than fall 2020.

A Nez Perce man famous for his 1916 saddle bronc win at the Pendleton Round-Up will be inducted into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame next month. Jackson Sundown was known for his horsemanship and skilled riding. Sundown earned the world championship at Pendleton at 53, and folklore suggests other riders refused to compete if he was set to ride against them.

The Mormon Church is planning to increase food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds annually over the next several years.  The church will convert a portion of its raw wheat supplies into finished goods.  The church's online store already sells items such as fruit, vegetables, beans, rice and non-fat dried milk.  People do not need to be members of the church to purchase items.

Today:  Partly cloudy.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 76 (Mountains: 68)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 74F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Chance of showers.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 53 (Mountains: 42)

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 70 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Showers likely.

High: 57 (Mountains: 56)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 59 (Mountains: 54)

SATURDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 51)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 56 (Mountains: 54)

October 1st: On this day


Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Bonnie Owens who was married to Buck Owens and later Merle Haggard. In 1965 Haggard and Owens recorded the song "Just Between the Two of Us", a duet and probably Owens's best known hit. She died on April 24, 2006.


Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian by Johnny Cash was released in the US. His twentienth album release was a concept album, with the tracks on the album focusing exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the US. Cash had been convinced that his ancestry included members of the Cherokee tribe, and this partly served as inspiration for recording Bitter Tears, but later on as he began researching his ancestry, he actually had no Cherokee ancestry, but Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry.


Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the country album chart with If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching #2, although she would have many more top 10 hits to come. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.


Born on this day in Roanoke, Virginia was Ross Copperman the Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter and producer. Copperman has penned and produced hits for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood., Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney and others.


Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Lost in The Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night)", also known simply as "Lost in The Fiftes Tonight".


The 10th Anniversary of Farm Aid was held at the Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts which were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid in 1984 when he said he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, BlackHawk, John Conlee, The Supersuckers, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.


Keith Urban was unhurt whe he skidded off his motorbike after a photographer followed him near his home in Sydney, Austalia. In a statement released by his publicists, Urban said the incident was "the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy." Urban said he tried to avoid an oncoming car and dropped his bike and the photographer came to his assistance without taking photos.